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Hopi Traditional Sikyatki Revival Jar

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Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/4” height x 4-1/4” diameter
  • Item # C3936A
  • Price: $650.00

Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present) signature and hallmark.This jar is what one envisions as a very traditional Sikyatki Revival example of the Hopi migration pattern.  Whether this pattern existed on prehistoric Sikyatki pottery shards is not definitive.  It may be a pattern envisioned by Nampeyo of Hano from studying Sikyatki shards or it could have truly existed on excavated shards. It has now become a Nampeyo family hallmark design.

 

It is not likely that the fine black lines within the migration pattern could be painted with any more care and precision than was done on this jar.  The lines are equidistant and parallel and amazingly thin.

 

Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, daughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo and granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano, continues making pottery in the traditional manner, using Sikyatki revival patterns, as taught her by her mother and grandmother.  She was awarded “Best Traditional Hopi Pottery” at the 1984 Santa Fe Indian Market.  She is represented in the collection of the Museum of Northern Arizona.

 

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Alexandria, Virginia

Recommended Reading: Contemporary Hopi Pottery by Laura Graves Allen

Close up view of side panel design.

Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present)
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/4” height x 4-1/4” diameter
  • Item # C3936A
  • Price: $650.00

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